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Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Her Savannah Table Hardcover – May 9, 2001
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The most interesting aspect of the recipes in this book is that they are as much an interest as an historical record as they are a basis of culinary inspiration. The most interesting books with which to compare this work may be, for example, `Rome, at Home' by Suzanne Dunaway and the books on Sicilian cookery by writer/actor Vincent Schiavelli. The most similar book I have seen is Ms. Sally Ann Robinson's charming little book, `Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way'. A non-culinary comparison may be to a manual on how to do decorative painting in the style of the Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs. I say this only to enhance the value you can anticipate from this notable book.
This volume contains recipes for `Comfort Food Central'. Ask a hundred second generation Americans to name their top five favorite dishes and recipes for virtually all these dishes will be in this book. Main dishes include fried chicken, chicken cacciatore, roast beef, beef bourguignonne, meatballs, meatloaf, chop suey, corned beef and cabbage, and chili. This is the typical collection of both classic Southern dishes mixed with Americanizations of famous foreign dishes. All other types of dishes show a similar selection of favorites.Read more ›
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There are good down home recipes in this book. We have used several of them and are well fed with themPublished 2 days ago by Richard Keck
I'm from Charleston, SC and currently live in TN. I've had this book about 8 years and love it! This cookbook gives you great southern recipes! Read morePublished 1 month ago by ShellH
Meticulous attention to detail in recipes for this Southern gem. Quite an interesting story about Mrs Wilkes also. I can't wait to try all of the recipes.Published 5 months ago by Ted
If you've ever been there for her amazing lunchtime table loaded with delicious southern food, the cookbook is a must! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ireland Rules
I love this cookbook! The recipes are easy to make and represent good traditional southern cooking. The stories in the cookbook are good too. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mom2boys